Representative Publications


BEHAVIOR & CHEMICAL ECOLOGY


Anderson, M.T., J.M. Kiesecker, D.P. Chivers, and A.R. Blaustein. 2001. The direct and indirect effects of temperature on a predator-prey relationship. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 1834-1841. PDF

Bancroft, B.A., Baker, N.J., Searle, C.L., Garcia, T.S., and A.R. Blaustein. 2008. Larval amphibians seek warm temperatures and do not avoid harmful UVB radiation. Behavioral Ecology 19: 879-886. PDF

Belden, L.K., I.T. Moore, R.T. Mason, J.C. Wingfield, & A.R. Blaustein. 2003. Survival, the hormonal stress response and UV-B avoidance in Cascadaes frog tadpoles (Rana cascadae) exposed to UV-B radiation. Functional Ecology 17: 409-416. PDF

Belden, L.K., I.T. Moore, J.C. Wingfield, and A.R. Blaustein. 2005. Corticosterone and growth in Pacific treefrog (Hyla regilla) tadpoles. Copeia 2005:424–430. PDF

Belden, L.K., E.L. Wildy, A.C. Hatch and A.R. Blaustein. 2000. Juvenile western toads, Bufo boreas, avoid chemical cues of snakes fed juvenile, but not larval, conspecifics. Animal Behaviour 59, 871–875. PDF

Blaustein, A.R. 1981. Sexual selection and mammalian olfaction. The American Naturalist 117(6): 1006-1010. PDF

Blaustein, A.R. 1983. Kin recognition mechanisms: phenotypic matching or recognition alleles? The American Naturalist 121: 749-754. PDF

Blaustein, A.R., M. Bekoff, J.A. Byers, & T.J. Daniels. 1991. Kin recognition in vertebrates: what do we really know about adaptive value? Animal Behaviour 41: 1079-1083. PDF

Blaustein, A.R., D.P. Chivers, L.B. Kats, & J.M. Kiesecker. 2000. Effects of ultraviolet radiation on locomotion and orientation in Roughskin newts (Taricha granulosa). Ethology 106:227-234. PDF

Blaustein, A.R. and R.K. O'Hara. 1986. An investigation of kin recognition in Red-legged frog (Rana aurora) tadpoles. Journal of Zoology (Series A) 209(3):347-353. PDF

Blaustein, A.R. and R.K. O'Hara. 1987. Aggregation behavior in Rana cascadae tadpoles: association preferences among wild aggregations and responses to non-kin. Animal Behaviour 35: 1549-1555. PDF

Blaustein, A.R., R.K. O'Hara, & D.H. Olson. 1984. Kin preference behaviour is present after metamorphosis in Rana cascadae frogs. Animal Behaviour 32: 445-450. PDF

Blaustein, A.R., T. Yoshikawa, K. Asoh and S.C. Walls. 1993. Ontogenetic shifts in tadpole kin recognition: loss of signal and perception. Animal Behaviour 46:525-538. PDF  

Boyd, S.K. and A.R. Blaustein. 1985. Familiarity and inbreeding avoidance in the Gray-tailed vole (Microtus canicaudus). Journal of Mammalogy 66(2): 348-352. PDF

Chivers, D.P., J.M. Kiesecker, M.T. Anderson, E.L. Wildy, and A.R. Blaustein. 1996. Avoidance response of a terrestrial salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum) to chemical alarm cues. Journal of Chemical Ecology 22(9): 1996. PDF

Chivers, D.P., J.M. Kiesecker, A. Marco, J. DeVito, M.T. Anderson and A.R. Blaustein. 2001. Predator-induced life history changes in amphibians: egg predation induces hatching. Oikos 92: 135–142. PDF

Chivers, D.P., J.M. Kiesecker, A. Marco, E.L. Wildy, and A.R. Blaustein. 1999. Shifts in life history as a response to predation in western toads (Bufo boreas). Journal of Chemical Ecology 25(11): 2455-2463. PDF

Chivers, D.P., M.H. Puttlitz, and A.R. Blaustein. 2000. Chemical alarm signaling by reticulate sculpins, Cottus perplexus. Environmental Biology of Fishes 57: 347-352. PDF

Chivers, D.P., E.L. Wildy, J.M. Kiesecker, and A.R. Blaustein. 2001. Avoidance response of juvenile Pacific treefrogs to chemical cues of introduced predatory bullfrogs. Journal of Chemical Ecology 27(8): 1667-1676. PDF

Devito, J., D.P. Chivers, J.M. Kiesecker, A. Marco, E.L. Wildy, and A.R. Blaustein. 1998. The effects of snake predation on metamorphosis of western toads, Bufo boreas (Amphibia, Bufonidae). Ethology 104: 185-193. PDF

Fuller, C.A. and A.R. Blaustein. 1990. An investigation of sibling recognition in a solitary sciurid, Townsend's chipmunk, Tamias townsendii. Behaviour 112(1/2): 36-52. PDF

Garcia, TS., Paoletti, DJ., and A.R Blaustein. 2009. Correlated trait responses to multiple selection pressures in larval amphibians reveal conflict avoidance strategies. Freshwater Biology 54: 1066-1077. PDF

Garcia, TS., Paoletti, DJ., and A.R Blaustein. 2009. Correlated trait responses: comparing defense strategies across a stress gradient. Canadian Journal of Zoology 87: 41-49. PDF

Han, B.A., L.B. Kats, R.C. Pommerening, R.P. Ferrer, M. Murry-Ewers, and A.R. Blaustein. 2007. Behavioral avoidance of ultraviolet-B radiation by two species of neotropical poison-dart frogs. Biotropica 39: 433-435. PDF

Hews, D.K. and A.R. Blaustein. 1985. An investigation of the alarm response in Bufo boreas and Rana cascadae tadpoles. Behavioral and Neural Biology 43: 47-57. PDF

Hokit, D.G., S.C. Walls and A.R. Blaustein. 1996. Context-dependent kin discrimination in larvae of the marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum. Animal Behaviour 52:17-31. PDF

Hokit, D.G. and A.R. Blaustein. 1994. The effects of kinship on growth and development in tadpoles of Rana cascadae. Evolution 48:1383-1388. PDF

Hokit, D.G. and A.R. Blaustein. 1997. The effects of kinship on interactions between tadpoles of Rana cascadae. Ecology 78:1722-1735. PDF

Kats, L.B., G.M. Bucciarelli, D.E. Schlais, A.R. Blaustein, and B.A. Han. 2012. Ultraviolet radiation influences perch selection by a neotropical poison-dart frog. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51364. PDF

Kats, L.B., J.M. Kiesecker, D.P. Chivers, and A.R. Blaustein. 2000. Effects of UV-B radiation on anti-predator behavior in three species of amphibians. Ethology 106: 921-931. PDF

Kiesecker, J.M., D.P. Chivers, M. Anderson, & A.R. Blaustein. 2002. Effect of predator diet on life history shifts of Red-legged frogs, Rana aurora. Journal of Chemical Ecology 28(5): 1007-1015. PDF

Kiesecker, J.M., D.P. Chivers and A.R. Blaustein. 1996. The use of chemical cues in predator recognition by western toad tadpoles. Animal Behaviour 52:1237-1245. PDF

Kiesecker, J.M., D.P. Chivers, A. Marco, C. Quilchanos, M.T. Anderson and A.R. Blaustein. 1999. Identification of a disturbance signal in larval Red-legged frogs, Rana aurora. Animal Behaviour 57:1295-1300. PDF

Marco, A., D.P. Chivers, J.M. Kiesecker, and A.R. Blaustein. 1998. Mate choice by chemical cues in western redback (P. vehiculum) and Dunn's (P. dunni) salamanders. Ethology 104: 781-788. PDF

Marco, A., J.M. Kiesecker, D.P. Chivers and A.R. Blaustein. 1998. Sex recognition and mate choice by male western toads, Bufo boreas. Animal Behaviour 55:1631-1635. PDF

Marco, A., M. Lizana, A. Alvarez and A.R. Blaustein. 2001. Egg-wrapping behaviour protects newt embryos from UV radiation. Animal Behaviour 61:1-6. PDF

O'Hara, R.K. and A.R. Blaustein. 1985. Rana cascadae tadpoles aggregate with siblings: an experimental field study. Oecologia 67(1): 44-51. PDF

O'Hara, R.K. and A.R. Blaustein. 1988. Hyla regilla and Rana pretiosa tadpoles fail to display kin recognition behavior. Animal Behaviour 36(3): 946-948. PDF

Olson, D.H., A.R. Blaustein, and R.K. O'Hara. Mating variability among western toad (Bufo boreas) populations. Oecologia 70(3): 351-356. PDF

Peterson, J.A. and A.R. Blaustein. 1991. Unpalatability in anuran larvae as a defense against natural salamander predators. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 3: 63-72. PDF

Porter, R.H. and A.R. Blaustein. 1989. Mechanisms and ecological correlates of kin recognition. Science Progress 73: 53-66. PDF

Puttlitz, M.H., D.P. Chivers, J.M. Kiesecker, and A.R. Blaustein. 1999. Threat-sensitive predator avoidance by larval Pacific treefrogs (Amphibia, Hylidae). Ethology 105: 449-456. PDF

Walls, S.C. and A.R. Blaustein. 1994. Does kinship influence density dependence in a larval salamander? Oikos 71(3): 459-468. PDF

Walls, S.C. and A.R. Blaustein. 1995. Larval marbled salamanders, Ambystoma opacum, eat their kin. Animal Behaviour 50:537-545. PDF

Wildy, E., D.P. Chivers, J.M. Kiesecker, and A.R. Blaustein. 2001. The effects of food level and conspecific density on biting and cannibalism in larval long-toed salamanders, Ambystoma macrodactylum. Oecologia 128:202–209. PDF

Wildy, E. L., D.P. Chivers, and A.R.Blaustein, 1999. Shifts in life-history traits as a response to cannibalism in larval long-toed salamanders (Ambystoma macrodactylum). Journal of Chemical Ecology 25: 2337-2346. PDF